Sunday, 15 July 2012

An audio map of the future?

 This will eventually become part of a section of my map of the future.
That's right I'm making a short film instead of a traditional map. This is just a small section and will also be of  better quality as some lovely people known as mum and dad are getting me a very good video program for my laptop so once I turn 28, in a few weeks, not only will I be one year older but my videos will hopefully be one step better.

I thought long and hard about what to do for my map project. it was no secret that , apart from my fantasy island map I didn't really fully enjoy the map projects I had previously embarked upon.

When ever I feel that I don't enjoy a project or can't do a certain thing without help, I stop, I think,, and I find a way of doing things in a different way that will not only be a representation of who I am but also be a strategy that will enable me to  tackle things  alone.

I played at first with the idea of a map of the future for the blind. I thought the idea of having an audio map rather than a braille map seem quite interesting and perhaps quite useful, or pointless which ever way you care to look at it. If you weren't able to see and had to follow someones voice or opinion of what the future was it seemed to me this could be something very strange and disorientating. At first I wrote a 'story/map' and began to record myself narrating this, then i began to add strange noises into the background , and intended to put this narrative over a blank video. Although I still like this idea and think it would work very well in perhaps a large installation type setting , the story/map I had created was begging to show itself and come to life.

It started as a simple drawing in a sketch book but again I felt it deserved more than that, It needed to move , it needed to live, so I decided that my map of the future would become my journey, but the journey that goes on inside my head, I've always thought in a very poetic and aesthetic way. so for me this seemed like the right decision.

As I said it isn't finished yet, but hopefully it will be enjoyed as much by others as I have enjoyed making it.

I'm looking forward to finishing it all and showing the finished product very soon .

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